By George Kosinski
Wrangell Sentinel 

Some residents were suspicious of census survey, but it was legit


January 31, 2024

In early January, many Wrangell residents were startled to find workers from the U.S. Census Bureau knocking on doors, collecting information on behalf of the American Community Survey. Some residents felt reluctant to participate, unfamiliar with the relatively new survey which is different from the more widely known 10-year census.

While the full census provides up-to-date population counts for the purpose of redrawing congressional and state legislative district maps nationwide, the community survey is designed to assess social and economic changes taking place in selected communities ac...

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